Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis

Sarcoptes scabiei is a cosmopolitan mite species that causes the transmissible ectoparasitic infection scabies. Female mites tunnel into the outer skin layers depositing eggs and feces, which give rise to an intense immune reaction in the host.

Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis typically infects dogs and foxes, but serves as a model for the Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis (human) infection.

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